I love Sonos music players, they have a great control system with their apps and of course great sound quality. The one downside has been the price, to equip your home with multiple devices worked out expensive when you were looking at the Sonos Play:5 but Sonos have a new smaller device comes with a lower price. The Sonos Play:1 comes in at £169 and has a small compact design that can use combined with other Sonos devices or used on its own, it would make a great device on a bed side table. Two of the Sonos PLAY:1 would make good rear speakers for a 5.1 home theatre system when combined with a PLAYBAR and SONOS SUB. The device is

The PLAY:1 comes with a BRIDGE to connect it with the rest of your network.

Press Release:

Filling your home with music has never been easier

This compact and powerful wireless speaker enables you to start or expand your Sonos System and will transform your home listening experience – available from 29th October for £169*

London, United Kingdom – October 14, 2013 – Sonos®, the leading manufacturer of wireless HiFi, today introduced the SONOS PLAY:1™,a compact and powerful wireless speaker that transforms music listening at home.  PLAY:1 streams all your favourite music to any room in the home, in high fidelity sound. Available from 29th October in the UK from select partners and on Sonos.com, PLAY:1 retails for £169*. And, for a limited time this Christmas shopping season, purchases come with a free BRIDGE valued at £39*.

“Sonos was created upon the belief you should never have to choose between quality sound and an easy way to access all your music at home,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. “The PLAY:1 makes getting started with Sonos even more accessible to music lovers than ever before.”

A compact wireless speaker with surprisingly big sound

PLAY:1 is a smart speaker that features hardware and software designed by Sonos to ensure the best possible performance for the size. A custom-designed mid-woofer and tweeter deliver deep, rich and surprisingly big sound. With a powerful low-end and crisp mids and highs, new smart processing technology pushes Sonos’ drivers further than ever before, minimising distortion even at full volume. Plus, PLAY:1 projects a wide field of sound, delivering a great listening experience no matter where you are sitting in the room. And since the Sonos wireless network is devoted to streaming music in HiFi sound, you’ll enjoy smooth music wirelessly without dropouts anywhere in your home.

PLAY:1 is built to last with premium materials and rock-solid construction. A sealed architecture creates resistance to the most humid conditions in the home.

Stream all your favourite music

PLAY:1 lets you stream all the music on earth and access it all using a single, easy to use app. Play millions of songs and playlists from the most popular music services likeSpotify, Rdio, Napster, Last.fm and Hype Machine; listen to your personal music library, whether it’s stored on your computer, in the cloud, on your smartphone or on your tablet; or tune in to more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, podcasts, and shows from around the world.

Smaller package; same Sonos Wireless HiFi

PLAY:1 comes with all the unique benefits that can only be found in a Sonos Wireless HiFi System including SONOS PLAY:3™, SONOS PLAY:5™, SONOS PLAYBAR™ and more:

·         Control your favourite music sources and listening experience with the free, intuitive Sonos Controller apps for iPad® iPhone®, Android™, Mac and PC.

·         Add more PLAY:1s or combine with other Sonos wireless speakers or components around the home for the ultimate, multi-room HiFi system.

·         Pair two PLAY:1 units for amazing stereo sound, or use two PLAY:1s as rear speakers with PLAYBAR and a SONOS SUB™ to create 5.1 home theatre sound for your TV.

The minimalist design of PLAY:1 features a new button on top of the cabinet that allows you to play and pause your music with a single push of a button. You can also press the same button twice quickly to easily skip to the next track, a feature that has been requested frequently from the Sonos community. And because all Sonos products are designed to get better over time, customers with existing Sonos players can take advantage of the new play/pause functionality with the latest software update, available today.

For more information on SONOS PLAY:1 including where to buy, technical specifications and more, please visit sonos.com/PLAY1.

*Pricing as per Sonos.com on 14/10/13


Sonos® creates the Wireless HiFi System – smart speakers and home audio products that let you wirelessly stream all your favorite music to any room in your home in high fidelity sound. In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, Sonos gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with music services all over the world. Sonos is available from retail partners around the world or direct at www.sonos.com.

Founded in 2002, Sonos, Inc. is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with offices in the United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Malaysia.

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